Wednesday, 29 February 2012

WIP Wednesday {} Yarn Along

This week I have something amazingly pretty to show you!  I have lusted after these since Kate Davies first posted them on her blog - I am a huge fan of her patterns and to be fair, there aren't many I don't lust after!  I had hoped to start these last month, but got sidetracked, and now the weather has perked up I probably won't be able to use them until this winter!
Peerie Flooers Mittens by Kate Davies
Yarn as recommended, a variety of colours of Rowan Fine Tweed.
Needles 3.25mm for cuff, 2.5mm for body.
I have modified these to fit my alarmingly small hands - I missed 2 pattern repeats before decreasing, and while my fingers do touch the very end, to have knit an extra repeat would have made them much too big.
 I love the line between the decreasing point - I guess it's there to carry the yarn round but it also looks so amazingly  beautiful.  You wouldn't see it if you weren't looking for it!

The thumb gusset isn't perfect, the floats are pulled a bit tight and as such the thumb is a little tight, but I'll know  for sure later today when I finish this mitten!

On my kindle I am still ploughing my way through the Outlander series -  I am on book 5, The Fiery Cross, and it still holds my attention and distracts me from everything else.  What an amazing book series, and would heartily recommend it to anyone!  It still causes me to come out with random Scots words I no longer use, and has also brought some Gaelic back to me (not much though!!!).  I cannot wait to see where this series goes.

As usual I am joining in with WIP Wednesday and Yarn Along, so have a swatch if you can!

20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous mittens! I love all the colors.

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  2. Christine, the mittens are so beautiful! I wouldn't care if it was 100 degrees outside, I would wear them for everyone to see! :)
    Happy yarn along.

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  3. I love those mittens too. If I hadn't made a pair of fair isle mittens already this Winter I might be tempted. I love that bit of colour on the edge too. On my mittens it forms a little cross of the tips. It always makes me smile.

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  4. Beautiful! That's about all I can say...I love them!!! :)

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  5. They are looking so good! I had to miss out two repeats on my mitts too, Kate much have lovely long fingers (unlike us)!!

    S x

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  6. wow wow wow truly stunning. There may well be a few colder snaps yet - I feel we have got away too lightly with winter so far xx

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  7. Amazing! I can only imagine how much work and concentration they must have taken.

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  8. Those are awesome mittens! I had a hard time reading the Fiery Cross. I've got the sixth book going, but am currently reading the Hunger Games series instead.

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  9. The mittens will be adorable! I love stranded work!

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  10. Amazing - love the colourwork and the corrugated rib and just EVERYTHING about these mitts!

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  11. Oh, those mitts are just *stunningly* beautiful!

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  12. These are beautiful! I snowed here in Canada today, so maybe you'll get one last chance to wear them!

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the color variety and how the thumb is different than the rest of the mitten.

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  14. I love all the colors in the mitten--so strikingly beautiful :)

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  15. Those are lovely! As a relatively new knitter who just started working in two colors, I'm totally jealous.

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  16. Awesome! I've had my eye on those also, but all the colors scare me!

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  17. That is gorgeous!! Very impressive!

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